Happy Wednesday everyone!
After Sunday's post about slowly reclaiming our bedroom and turning it into a place of comfortable calm, I have repurposed and recreated a few things to either add function in a pretty and clean way or just added pretty touches.
And everything I am doing is of course thrifty!
A few days after taking down the dark curtains and replacing them with pretty fresh white ones and adding the new quilt set my mom and I went thrift shopping. We both received our 50% off total purchase coupons in the mail and couldn't wait to see what wonderful bargains we would find! And we also stopped at a Salvation Army store to see if there might be other fun thrift finds.
For me, this was a mission I was excited about doing! I was looking for items I could use in our bedroom. Like I said earlier, I wanted items I could make pretty and functional and just a pretty accent here and there.
So today's share of my transitioning bedroom is something just pretty! It's just a small touch that makes me smile and feel happy to be in my bedroom.
The first thing that caught my eye was a set of 8 buttery yellow cloth napkins. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them but, I new they would be a pretty addition in some way. The price for all 8 was $2.99 but, it was brown sticker day so these were only $1.49.
And each napkin still had the original price tag on it! Bonus bargain!
So, I decided to use one of these napkins draped over my standing jewelry box.
We have all seen these plain wicker vases in thrift stores. Usually I just walk past them. Not this time. The vase was marked .79 cents which means I bought it for .39 cents. I figured I was gambling that much to try to turn it into something pretty for my bedroom.
I already had the craft paint at home in my supplies. I decided to add some gray paint to the white to soften up the color a bit. I really like the shade it came out.
I have painted wicker pieces with both spray paint and with craft paint and brush before. If you are doing a small project like this, I recommend doing the craft paint and brush method. You can really get into the crevices better. Make sure you load up your paint brush and work in small sections at a time so you can completely saturate the area in your paint.
All painted and I love it!
Remember when you are painting something like a vase, paint down inside it a ways so you don't see the original color. It just looks nicer.
I dug through my box of thrifted and clearance flowers that I pick up whenever I see them very cheap. These came from Michael's a couple of months ago in the clearance aisle for only $1.39 each. They were originally $9.99 each! Yikes. I got the only 3 I could find.
My .39 cent vase makes a lovely simple decor element to my bedroom. It's next to my side of the bed so, I see this little vignette first thing when I wake up.
It actually brings me a lot of satisfaction and joy to purchase something as simple as an old plain wicker vase, use items I already have at home and create something pretty!
Thank you for stopping by for a visit! Have a wonderful day!